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Linden Hills Neighborhood

E-Newsletter

March 15, 2016
In This Issue
 
(c) MPRB Sailboats at Lake Harriet
Lake Calhoun sunset
Master Plan for
Lake Calhoun & Lake Harriet   

A Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) is working with the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB) and their consultants to draft a Master Plan for Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet that will guide decisions about these areas for the next 20 years.

The draft of recommendations with drawings can be found here.

The next CAC meeting will be held on Thursday, March 24, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at MPRB Headquarters, 2117 West River Road N.

The public is invited to attend and speak.

For more information, contact:
MPRB Project Manager, Deborah Bartels, at dbartels@minneapolisparks.org
or 612-230-6438.
Save the Date for the 2016 Linden Hills Festival  

Sunday, May 22, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Linden Hills Park, 3100 W 43rd St   


Join your neighbors at the park for the 42nd annual Linden Hills Festival!

  
Register for the Art Fair & Marketplace 
Get your message out or sell your goods by signing up for a booth. Register by May 7 at: lindenhills.org/art-fair-marketplace.

Festival Volunteers Needed
 
We count on the help of over 150 amazing volunteers each year. Consider volunteering with your family, or grab friends and enjoy the Festival from a new perspective. Sign up at: lindenhills.org/volunteer-registration.

Donate to the Silent Auction
 
This is the most important fundraiser of the year for LHiNC, which supports many events and programs including Linden Hills Park, neighborhood arts groups, voter registration efforts, student scholarships, and more.

Do you have a product or service you would consider donating to the auction? Don't forget to ask your employer, friends, family, or other contacts for donations. Event tickets, lodging, and gift certificates are great items.

All donations are tax deductible and will be put to work in your community, for your community. Contact sally@sallymars.com for more information.

Donate Books for the Linden Hills Library Used Book Sale 
Proceeds benefit the collection and programs of the Linden Hills Library and Hennepin County Library. Please drop off books between April 16 and May 19, to the Linden Hills Co-op, 3815 Sunnyside Ave., or Creative Kidstuff, 4313 Upton Ave. S. in Linden Hills. (No textbooks or magazines, please.) Contact lindenhills@supporthclib.org with questions.

Other Neighborhood Activity  
 
Linden Hills Neighborhood Garage Sale, Saturday, May 21. Back by popular demand - registration is now open for this year's neighborhood sale. The fee is $10, which helps pay for ads in the Star Tribune and Southwest Journal, plus location maps of the neighborhood sales, and lawn signs for each registered location. This year Linden Hills businesses will participate in the neighborhood garage sale - stay tuned for details!
Register your sale at:
lindenhills.org/neighborhood-garage-sale.  
Pollinator-Friendly Raingarden Workshop 
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Saturday, April 16, from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.
Linden Hills Park, 3100 W 43rd St  

Help protect our lakes and rivers while creating a beautiful and pollinator-friendly habitat in your yard.

This free workshop will explore raingardens and other simple changes you can make on your property to reduce stormwater runoff and help protect water quality.

Following a brief presentation you will have an opportunity to talk with certified Master Water Stewards about your particular property, as well as resources for hire. You'll also receive information about cost share programs and how you can apply to the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District for grants to help pay for raingardens and other improvements to your yard.

If you pre-register for the workshop, you can also receive a voucher from LHiNC for up to $50 to help cover the cost of a raingarden. To register, send your name, address, and phone number to info@lindenhills.org

Capital Improvements at Roberts Bird Sanctuary 

The Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB) has allocated capital improvement funds for the Roberts Bird Sanctuary. The Improvement Project will examine how this natural area can best support avian habitat while providing education and low-impact access to visitors.
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MPRB plans to construct improvements in 2016. The draft habitat assessment report is available here

The presentation material for the first public input meeting (held in February 2016) is available here.

The second public input meeting will be held on:
Wednesday, March 30, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Lyndale Farmstead Park building, 3900 Bryant Ave. S.

For more information, contact the MPRB Project Manager, Tyler Pederson, tpederson@minneapolisparks.org, or 612-499-9084.

Linden Hills Little Homes Tour

Tour Date Saturday, June 11 from noon to 5:00 p.m.
 
We are looking for professional realtors to "adopt a home" for the Little Homes Tour, for the purpose of greeting tour goers and disseminating information about the home on behalf of the homeowner. 
 
An adopted home would have:    
1. A "head" realtor (ideally you) who would be responsible for arranging and communicating with colleagues for coverage of the home on June 11th from noon to 5 p.m.  
2. Coverage - at least two realtors in the home at all times during the tour for example:  
*  Two realtors for the entire time from noon to 5 p.m. 
*  Four realtors covering two shifts during the noon to 5 p.m. period

If you are a realtor who would be interested heading adoption of one of the homes, please contact vicechair@lindenhills.org 

More about the Little Homes Tour: 


The Events Committee, Environmental Committee, and Communications Committee of the Linden Hills Neighborhood Council seeks homeowners of properties less than 2,000 square feet between main and upper floors combined to open their doors to the public for the Linden Hills Little Homes Tour on June 11th.
 
The goal of the tour is to highlight small houses in our neighborhood that have been maximized through design or remodeling to provide gracious living while preserving the character and charm of Linden Hills. Additionally, the tour seeks to show creative alternatives to tear-down and infill construction and to promote good stewardship among current and future property owners in Linden Hills. 
Want to Learn to Operate a Streetcar? 

If you've ever thou
ght it would be fun to operate a historic streetcar, now's your chance. Our Operator Training Program begins early April. If you have a valid driver's license, are 18 or older, physically able, and willing to volunteer a couple times each month during our trolley season, we'd like to hear from you.

Instruction is primarily one-on-one. You'll learn at your own pace, and within a few weeks you'll be calling "All Aboard!" at the Como-Harriet Streetcar Line.
 
We're also looking for volunteers to work in our station, or participate a few times during the year for Minnesota Streetcar Museum special events. You find information about our museum at TrolleyRide.org.
 
Contact Rod Eaton, 763-576-0608 or rpeaton@comcast.net.  
Linden Hills Neighborhood Council, P.O. Box 24049, Minneapolis, MN 55410
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